I don't expect replies to this but today I had to say goodbye to our lovely nanny <sob>. She is off to have her second child (had her first when she was with us).
She loves my dcs so much - and my dcs love her and her ds.
4 years, not one day off sick, she never once let us down - never. If it hadn't been for her, I doubt dh and I would ever have managed as well as we did. Our eldest dc is off to secondary school and we will all miss her terribly.
A great, as opposed to a good, nanny makes such a difference to your life, doesn't it. Our nanny has made herself indispensable, to the extent that i am seriously considering having another child so that we would be able to keep her on when DS goes to school!
She must have valued you too, to have done such a good job over 4 years.
I feel for you, OP. I had to let my lovely (4yr) nanny go when I stopped working recently, although she still does one drop off every week just to say hi to the kids.
She has a new family but they don't seem to trust her yet and she's finding it terribly hard. I feel like phoning the family up and yelling at them down the phone that they need to appreciate her more.
i had a fab nanny for four years in london too and let her go when we moved to kent -- been without her for a year.... but now she is coming back to live with us again and i decided i will keep her till the kids are 18 and then she can look after me!
Hopefully she will stay in contact. I worked for my family for 4 years too. I was not looking to become part of a family but they really became one. I still see thhem a lot and the kids come and stay with me in the holidys etc, the eldest loves having a 'substitute cool auntie' to visit when her family get a bit much and the m um and I are really close. They are all excited about me having my own baby in a few months and were bridesmaids at my wedding. It is a precious relationship and I hope you get to keep that with yours
Oh I so feel for you. I feel as if I am still in mourning for my nanny, who left us to go back home to Turkey in March. She joined us when our DTs were 9 months old, and now they're 7 1/2. It felt, and feels, like such a loss. I don't think I really realised how much we all loved her and how much we liked her, at all levels. We have Skyped and I felt like crying seeing her and the view from her window in Istanbul. So hope we stay in touch with her like you have candr.